A multimedia melodrama based on the sketchy recollections of a nine-year-old dishwasher on the set of the 1960’s comic western Cat Ballou starring Lee Marvin and Jane Fonda – filmed just outside of Canon City at Buckskin Joe’s. “Royal Buckskin” is written and performed by well-known Colorado performance artist Jim Jackson and is part two of the “Canon City Trilogy” a trio of one person plays that Jackson created and performed between 2002 and 2007.
“Stick Guns”, “Royal Buckskin” and “Hut” were loosely based on his childhood in Canon City, Colorado. The first play “Stick Guns” premiered in 2003 and was voted “Best New Theater” by the Colorado Springs Independent. Jim also received a 2004 PPAC Award for Best Actor for his performance in “Stick Guns”. In the Fall of 2015 it returned to the Millibo to critical acclaim.
The good, the bad and the stupid are all swinging in the winds of satire as “Royal Buckskin” captures movie extras, tourists and small-town hucksters fighting to hang onto the vanishing myth of the Old West!